Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne

Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne
Gustavo Naveira * Giselle Anne -- Cullera Tango Festival 2024

Architects of Tango

Gustavo Naveira has played a fundamental role in the evolution of tango, especially in the development of what is often called Tango Nuevo. His analytical and technical approach has transformed the way tango is taught and danced, introducing new concepts and a greater understanding of movement and musicality.

Giselle Anne is renowned for her impeccable technique and elegant dance style. Her rigorous pedagogical approach and her eagerness to break down and analyse tango movements have made her and Gustavo the ideal partners.

Together they have created innovative teaching methods that have been adopted globally. Their classes and workshops, known for their clarity and depth, have influenced generations of Tango dancers and teachers.

Gustavo & Giselle

GUSTAVO & GISELLE met in 1995 and formed a tango couple, bringing together their already-vast experience with the dance.  Together, they have successfully performed in the most important tango festivals around the world (throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe). They have also performed in the most typical milongas and theaters in Buenos Aires and abroad. 

Giselle Anne con Juan Carlos Copes y Maria Nieves 1991 -- Cullera Tango Festival 2024
Giselle Anne with Juan Carlos Copes and Maria Nieves – 1991

GISELLE ANNE has demonstrated her abilities as a dancer and choreographer by performing in shows such as Tango Argentino, Tango Pasión, Mariano Mores, and Los Solistas de D’Arienzo. She has performed in America, Europe and Japan. During the five years of her residence in Spain (1992-1997), she worked intensely with tango, creating her own ballet, founding a school and inaugurating the “Casa del Tango” (Tango House) in Sevilla. LINK

Now with more than 35 years of experience, the presence and solidity of her dance are balanced perfectly with the beauty of her movements, and this ensures that her dancing is always at the highest level.

It is likely that GUSTAVO NAVEIRA deserves the credit for the resurgence and renewed popularity of tango (from the 1980s through today) than any other dancer/teacher/performer/choreographer.  Since discovering the dance in the early 1980s, Gustavo has worked tirelessly to bring tango to new audiences, to evolve the dance to a higher level of technique and of structural complexity.  He has also strived continuously to insure that further development of the dance be grounded in a solid historical foundation.  For this reason, his dancing always has a classic look, even while he is executing the most modern and surprising steps. 

Cover de La Milonga #93 Nov 2013 - Tango Generations
La Milonga #93 2013

Gustavo is probably the teacher that has influenced tango-dance teaching the most, in all its styles and worldwide. He managed to clarify concepts about the structure of the dance. This has allowed many to understand tango dance better and teaching levels have risen considerably thanks to these concepts.

As early as 1999, the main Argentine newspaper Clarin stated, “you could say that three stylistic tendencies contend for supremacy [in tango]: Urquiza’s style, Almagro’s style and Naveira’s style.”

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